trumpet-205 wrote:US never gets the best stuff first hand, and tends to be the last to get them.
* Car wise, Europe gets diesel, South America gets CNG, and we are mostly stuck with gasoline.
* Card wise rest of the world gets EMV (chip and PIN for European countries) and we are stuck with magnetic strip still.
* Video game wise Japan gets the best video game library ever since 1983 video game crash (big mess from US companies).
There is more to the list but you get the idea.
I'd also like to add that I am neither Jewish nor Muslim yet because of being born in the US I was circumcised as an infant without
my consent. Just another thing about the US that makes me steaming
mad! And yes, I know that is Too Much Info LOL.
But otherwise, we do live in one of the greatest countries on earth. Could be worse, we could be in Syria. Could be anywhere in Africa etc. etc.
I just feel that if the rest of the world has adopted a new payment standard, the US should as well.